Leviticus 18:12
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New International Version
"'Do not have sexual relations with your father's sister; she is your father's close relative.

King James Bible
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father's sister: she is thy father's near kinswoman.

Darby Bible Translation
The nakedness of thy father's sister shalt thou not uncover: she is thy father's near relation.

World English Bible
"'You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father's sister: she is your father's near kinswoman.

Young's Literal Translation
The nakedness of a sister of thy father thou dost not uncover; she is a relation of thy father.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Any that is near of kin - כל שאר בשרו col shear besaro, any remnant of his flesh, i.e., to any particularly allied to his own family, the prohibited degrees in which are specified from the 7th to the 17th verse (Leviticus 18:7-17) inclusive. Notwithstanding the prohibitions here, it must be evident that in the infancy of the world, persons very near of kin must have been joined in matrimonial alliances; and that even brothers must have matched with their own sisters. This must have been the case in the family of Adam. In these first instances necessity required this; when this necessity no longer existed, the thing became inexpedient and improper for two reasons:

1. That the duties owing by nature to relatives might not be confounded with those of a social or political kind; for could a man be a brother and a husband, a son and a husband, at the same time, and fulfill the duties of both? Impossible.

2. That by intermarrying with other families, the bonds of social compact might be strengthened and extended, so that the love of our neighbor, etc., might at once be felt to be not only a maxim of sound policy, but also a very practicable and easy duty; and thus feuds, divisions, and wars be prevented.

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Cross References
Leviticus 18:11
"'Do not have sexual relations with the daughter of your father's wife, born to your father; she is your sister.

Leviticus 18:13
"'Do not have sexual relations with your mother's sister, because she is your mother's close relative.

Leviticus 20:19
"'Do not have sexual relations with the sister of either your mother or your father, for that would dishonor a close relative; both of you would be held responsible.

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